1 227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

Author: John Lloyd
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571297951
Format: PDF
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QI is the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that we're also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. We also write books and newspaper columns; run a thriving website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed; and produce an iPhone App and a sister Radio 4 programme. At the core of what we do is the astonishing fact - painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity. In Einstein's words: 'Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.' Did you know that: cows moo in regional accents; the entire internet weighs less than a grain of sand; the dialling code from Britain to Russia is 007; potatoes have more chromosomes than human beings; the London Underground has made more money from its famous map than it has from running trains; Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; the water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body; Scotland has twice as many pandas as Conservative MPs; Saddam's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker; Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machinegun to kill a hedgehog. 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way.

1 234 Quite Interesting Facts to Leave You Speechless

Author: John Lloyd
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254496
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The New York Times best-selling authors of the QI series return with a fourth collection of mind-bending trivia. The New York Times best-selling authors of the Quite Interesting series have made you see sideways, knocked your socks off, and left your jaw on the floor. Now John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, and James Harkin are back to offer even more—1,234, to be exact—shocking, enlightening, downright-fun facts that will leave you speechless…and pantomiming for more. Did you know? The Big Bang was not as loud as a Motörhead concert. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender. According to the company that created her, Hello Kitty isn’t a cat. Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are in a safety deposit box in New York. McDonald’s once created bubble-gum-flavored broccoli. It is impossible to hum and whisper at the same time. Convinced it’s all hogwash? Visit QI.com/US1234 for proof of the veracity of every fact. Want more? Check out 1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways, 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop, and 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off.

1 411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways

Author: John Lloyd
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393249883
Format: PDF, ePub
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A dazzling third installment of astounding new facts from the New York Times best-selling authors of 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop. 1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways is a gold mine of wide-ranging, eye-opening, brain-bursting nuggets of trivia that's impossible to put down, another "treasure trove of factoids" (National Public Radio, Weekend Edition). Did you know? Orchids can get jet lag Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time Frank Sinatra took a shower 12 times a day Ladybug orgasms last for 30 minutes There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie Traffic lights existed before cars The soil in your garden is 2 million years old

QI The Pocket Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Lloyd
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571246060
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance is an illuminating collection of fun facts, perfect for general knowledge, trivia and pub quiz enthusiasts. This number-one bestseller is a comprehensive catalogue of all the interesting misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' that will make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school. Now available in this handy pocket-sized edition, carry it everywhere to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument. Henry VIII had six wives. WRONG! Everest is the highest mountain in the world. WRONG! Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. WRONG! QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance is the essential set text for everyone who's proud to admit that they don't know everything, and an ideal sack of interesting facts with which to beat people who think they do. Perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts, this is a number-one bestseller from the authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, packed with weird, wonderful and really quite interesting facts.

1 339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

Author: John Lloyd
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571308961
Format: PDF
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Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten. Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. J. K Rowling has no middle name. The first computer mouse was made of wood. If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on QI's website.

Das gro e Haus

Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364400921X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Über Jahrzehnte jagt der jüdische Kunsthändler Georg Weisz den Habseligkeiten nach, die seiner Familie vor dem Abtransport ins KZ geraubt wurden. Besessen von dem Wunsch, das grauenvolle Geschehen seiner Kindheit ungeschehen zu machen, baut er in seinem Haus in Jerusalem das Zimmer seines Vaters genau so nach, wie er es aus dem Vorkriegs-Budapest in Erinnerung behalten hat. Der Schreibtisch jedoch fehlt. Es ist ein klotziges, Unglück verheißendes Möbelstück, und seine verschiedenen Besitzer – die New Yorker Schriftstellerin Nadia, der chilenische Student Daniel, die deutsche Holocaustüberlebende Lotte – geraten in einen Strudel von Ereignissen, die sie mit Liebe, Verlust und Tod konfrontieren. Nicole Krauss nimmt uns mit auf eine vertrackte Zeitreise in verschüttete Welten. Sie alle leuchten mit der Schärfe ihrer Erkenntnis, der Schönheit ihrer Bilder und der Prägnanz ihrer Kunst, die auslotet, was Sprache sagen kann – und wo sie letztlich schweigen muss. «Das große Haus» ist ein mitreißender Roman über die Gräuel und Schönheiten des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Bullshit nights

Author: Nick Flynn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783936384413
Format: PDF
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Jonathan Flynn ist einer der vielen tausend äunsichtbarenä Obdachlosen der Grossstadt Boston. Doch er selbst sieht sich als Schriftsteller, will einen Gesellschaftsroman schreiben, der die Geschichte der USA verändern soll. Beginnen kann er sein Lebenswerk erst im Knast - auf Alkohol-Entzug. Sein Sohn Nick weiss davon nur aus Briefen. Er hat den Vater nicht gesehen, seit der sich in den 60ern aus dem Staub gemacht hat. Nun trifft er ihn wieder - als Gast des Obdachlosenheims, das Nick sich als Arbeitsplatz gewählt hat.